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Unharvested corn that has been caught in the most recent snow in Mercer County. Photo by Claire Coombs.
Dealing with the Weather and Unharvested Crops - News News
The weather has gone from warm and rainy to cold and snowy across much of the state. With approximately 18% of corn and 23% of beans still in the field, how big of a concern is this? More
Pennsylvania average soybean yields are close to crossing 50 bushels for the first time this year. Zach Larson photo.
Harvest Progress and Crop Conditions Coming into Focus - News News
While corn harvest is on track, statewide, soybeans have been slow to come off. Corn and soybean yields are meeting expectation despite challenging conditions this fall. More
Problem Weeds in Field Crops: Managing Annuals and Biennials
Problem Weeds in Field Crops: Managing Annuals and Biennials - Online Courses Online Courses
$15.00
Learn management and herbicide use for weeds such as lambsquarters, Palmer amaranth, foxtails and crabgrass. Earn pesticide applicator recertification credits. More
2018 Results: PA Commercial Grain and Silage Hybrid Corn Tests Report
2018 Results: PA Commercial Grain and Silage Hybrid Corn Tests Report - Articles Articles
This report provides independent and unbiased information for the evaluation of commercial corn grain and silage hybrids available in Pennsylvania. More
Grazing Corn Stalks with Beef Cattle
Grazing Corn Stalks with Beef Cattle - Articles Articles

Grazing Corn Stalks with Beef Cattle

Tiago Brandao Freitas, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D., Tara L. Felix

Feeding stored feeds in winter months is a major cost of beef cow-calf and backgrounding operations. Extending the grazing season by grazing corn crop residue may be an economically viable option for beef producers in Pennsylvania. More
Soil Sampling
Soil Sampling - Videos Videos

Soil Sampling

Rachel Milliron

5:02

In this video, learn how to take representative soil samples in agronomic fields. More
Diplodia ear rot. Photo Credit: Alyssa Collins
Corn Ear Rots and Mycotoxins - Articles Articles

Corn Ear Rots and Mycotoxins

Adriana Murillo-Williams, Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Paul D. Esker

There are many pathogens that cause ear rots. Identify which ones are associated with mycotoxin contamination! More
Figure 1: Western bean cutworm caterpillar, showing the distinctive longitudinal lines in its collar (or pronotum) behind its head. (Image Credit: Eric Bohnenblust, Penn State)
Caterpillars in Corn: Earworm, Western Bean Cutworm or Corn Borer? - Articles Articles
The end of the summer is a good time to scout for caterpillar damage in corn. What is present will tell you if you have pests that need to be managed next year. More
A kernel on this ear has already sprouted as a result of wet conditions this growing season. Image Credit: Greg Roth
Sprouting in the Ear - News News

Sprouting in the Ear

09/12/2018

Excessive rainfall during grain fill can sometimes result in preharvest sprouting in corn. If wet conditions continue, it would be good to assess this issue and take steps to minimize the impact. More
Visiting a field in Somerset County are (left to right) Brian Ishman, Local Seed Company; Ed Kreider, GROWMARK FS; and Albert McIntier, Bedford Farm Bureau Co-op. Image Credit: Zach Larson
Pennsylvania Crop Tour Assesses 2018 Growing Conditions - News News
Good, but not record-breaking yields may be expected for many farms across the state. More
Corn earworm (CEW) and feeding on corn ear tip. Image credit: Rachel Milliron.
Identifying Corn Earworm - News News

Identifying Corn Earworm

09/05/2018

Finding corn ears with feeding on the ear tip? More
Flooding around your home and on the farm could be leading to issues you need to address. Image Credit: Jennifer Fetter
After the Flood – Recovery Considerations for Rural Pennsylvanians - Articles Articles

After the Flood – Recovery Considerations for Rural Pennsylvanians

Jennifer R Fetter, Leon Ressler, Andy Yencha

Parts of Pennsylvania were drenched with heavy rains and flooded streams recently. In addition to drying out wet basements, there are few important things that rural Pennsylvanian’s might want to pay special attention to. More
Timing corn planting with black cutworm instar development is important for preventing damage to young corn seedlings. Photo credit: Roger Schmidt, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bugwood.org.
Black Cutworm Management in Organic Field Corn - Articles Articles
Ecological pest management and cultural strategies are the best method for protecting crops against black cutworm damage on organic farms. More
Image shows ALS inhibitor injury from a PRE application to corn. The corn is stunted, chlorotic and may show intervenal chlorosis. (Penn State Extension)
Wet Weather and Herbicide Injury in Corn Fields - News News
Wet weather and poor growing conditions might be to blame for certain herbicide injury in corn. More
Farming for Success
Farming for Success - Workshops Workshops
Join us for an agronomic field day for farmers, industry representatives, and other agricultural professionals. More
Corn follows a small grain that was harvested for silage in the spring.
Double Cropping on Dairy Farms Field Day - Workshops Workshops
Learn about double cropping winter annual forage in a corn silage rotation with a farmer who is using it. This event is both indoors and outdoors. More
Problem Weeds in Field Crops: Managing Perennials
Problem Weeds in Field Crops: Managing Perennials - Online Courses Online Courses
$15.00
Learn management and herbicide use for perennial weeds such as multiflora rose, bindweeds and hemp dogbane. Earn pesticide applicator recertification credits. More
Agronomy Scout School
Agronomy Scout School - Workshops Workshops
This school will provide entry level crop scouts with an overview of the fundamentals necessary for scouting in corn, soybeans, forages, and small grains. More
Dairy, Livestock, and Crops Compliance Conference
Dairy, Livestock, and Crops Compliance Conference - Workshops Workshops
$10.00
Get production updates from Penn State experts in dairy, livestock, and crops, as well as receive your compliance credits in pest and nutrient management. More
Improve soil structure and infiltration by adding cover crops to your rotation.
Soil Health Workshop - Workshops Workshops
Learn how to improve your farm's soils and increase profitability through no-till, cover crops and crop diversity in this discussion-driven workshop. More
Organic Field Crop Growers Study Circle Meetings
Organic Field Crop Growers Study Circle Meetings - Workshops Workshops
The purpose of the study circle is to provide support and education to experienced and transitioning organic agronomic crop growers. More
Mature marestail plant in Rock Springs, PA
Marestail (Horseweed) Management - Articles Articles

Marestail (Horseweed) Management

Dwight Lingenfelter, Annie Klodd, William S. Curran, Ph.D.

Effective management of marestail (horseweed) involves a combination of herbicide, mechanical, and cultural tactics. More
Treated (left) and non-treated (right) soybean seeds. Photo credit: Paul Esker & Alyssa Collins, Penn State.
Seed Selection Based on Disease Resistance Ratings - Articles Articles

Seed Selection Based on Disease Resistance Ratings

Paul D. Esker, Alyssa Collins, Ph.D.

Make choices for a healthy crop next season before putting even one seed in the ground. More
2017 Results: PA Commercial Grain and Silage Hybrid Corn Tests Report
2017 Results: PA Commercial Grain and Silage Hybrid Corn Tests Report - Articles Articles
This report provides independent and unbiased information for the evaluation of commercial corn grain and silage hybrids available in Pennsylvania. More
Photo by Margaret Douglas/Penn State
Pay Attention to Seed Options When Replanting Following Slug Damage - Articles Articles
Some are replanting corn and/or soybean following heavy slug damage. Pay attention to genetic, insect-resistant traits and seed-applied treatments because all that is offered is not always necessary. More
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